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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation — the aviation regulator — will have three more joint directors general in addition to the three it already has. The aviation ministry has cleared a proposal to have three more Jt DGs for the organisation. The DGCA is facing a severe shortage of manpower with around 70% of its posts lying vacant. Currently, around 400 of the 587 “Group A” posts in the organisation are lying vacant.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2011 23:23 IST

DGCA to have three more joint directors general
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation — the aviation regulator — will have three more joint directors general in addition to the three it already has. The aviation ministry has cleared a proposal to have three more Jt DGs for the organisation. The DGCA is facing a severe shortage of manpower with around 70% of its posts lying vacant. Currently, around 400 of the 587 “Group A” posts in the organisation are lying vacant.

Robin ‘Hood’ Hibu to return to Delhi Police after 3 yrs
IPS officer Robin Hibu will be returning back to the Delhi Police after a three-year
stint in Arunachal Pradesh. Hibu had become exceptionally popular during his tenure as DCP, west district, where he was referred to as “Robin Hood” by the general public. P Kamraj has taken over as joint commissioner, New Delhi range. Kamraj
had served as DCP, south district and additional commissioner, crime branch, after which he had moved to CBI on deputation.

DoPT’s list of do’s and don’ts while dealing with MPs
Scathing remarks by a parliamentary panel on how government officials do not extend due courtesies to Members of Parliament has prompted the department of personnel and training to issue a five-page circular, listing out how officers should deal with elected representatives. The thrust of the circular is to extend all courtesies that MPs are entitled to but the government official should always act according to his own best judgment and rules. It also finds a middle path to the demand made by the parliamentary panel that officials concerned should receive and see off visiting MPs at the gate. The circular asks officials to make arrangements to receive and see the MPs off, rather than standing at the doors themselves.